All and Sundry - Hobson's Choice

Thu 22 Sep 2011 7:30 PM

The Crescent Theatre Birmingham

Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th September - 7.30pm and a matinee on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm

Tickets £12.00 - http://www.crescent-theatre.co.uk/

Harold Brighouse's classic piece so brilliantly made into a film by David Lean is centered around Henry Hobson who runs a successfull bootmakers shop in 19th Century Salford. A widower with a weakness for the pub opposite, he tries forcefully to rule the lives of his three unruly daughters. When he decrees "no marriages" to avoid the expensive matter of settlements, eldest daughter Maggie rebels and sets her sights on Will Mossop, Hobson's star bootmaker. Maggie and Will leave to start up in competition and she turns her mind to helping her sisters marry their chosen partners.